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Aussie Bush Etiquette...manners...or not!

(Source unknown) This is  humorous etiquette advice sent to me by a friend…we Australians can be quite irreverent...… ************************************************************ " Aussie Bush Etiquette is recognized throughout the civilized world but we all need to be reminded from  time to time. In General:   1.       Never take an open stubby ( a beer can )  to a job interview... 2.       Always identify people in your paddocks before shooting at them. 3.       It's tacky to take an Esky ( a portable cooler )  to church. 4.       Even if you're certain you're included in the will, it's rude to take your ute ( an open back utility vehicle ) and trailer to the funeral.  The vastness of Australia...  Guilderton, Western Australia (photo LP) Eating Out:   1.       When decanting wine from the box ( a wine carton ) tilt the paper cup and pour slowly so as not to bruise the wine

Bali…Bogans, Tattoos and the Ugly Australian…

Balinese temple (photo LP 2010) I have returned in the past few days from a holiday in Bali, Indonesia, with my sister.  Unlike my trip in 2010 when I stayed more remotely in the north west at Pemuteran  and  the north east at Amed, this visit was to a five star resort in Legian. What a difference!  The streets of Legian were very busy, the locals almost outnumbered by the Australian tourists.  I heard very few languages other than “Aussie” spoken and it reminded me that when I travelled with my French boyfriend to the northern part of Bali, I was told by the Europeans I met that they tended to avoid the tourist hubs of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak because of the loud, rude and crude Australians…yes a generalisation about the Aussies, but unfortunately, as I was to learn, a correct one. A friendly local trying to sell us a toy (photo LP 2012) It is difficult to write this post without appearing a “snob”.  But having canvassed my ideas with friends, acquaintances, col